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Halloween Boutique Psychotronic Reviews – Volume 043 – CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS (2022)

Back in 1988, the role playing game, CYBERPUNK, was created by Mike Pondsmith.  Since then the game has gone onto much success.  Just in December 2020, a video game called CYBERPUNK 2077 was based off the original game and has had tremendous success on video consoles.  Now a long anticipated television series, CYBERPUNK:  EDGERUNNERS (2022), created in the style of Japanese anime has arrived to Netflix.

When high school student David and his mother, in the wrong place at the wrong time, are hurt during an assassination attempt, David is left without parental care.  While on the subway he meets Lucy, a netrunner and petty thief, who brings him into the world of crime.  Soon he joins her crew and the group of cyberpunks and mercenaries try some high risk robberies that may be more dangerous than they thought.

Cyberpunk, the subgenre, has been one of the most popular science fiction genres to ever exist.  It was popularized by the stories of such authors as Philip K. Dick and William Gibson.  CYBERPUNK:  EDGERUNNERS (2022) brings the world created by Mike Pondsmith and the follow-up video game to life.  Your co-hosts binge watched the Netflix series so they could give you their thoughts on the show.

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